PSY 402/502 Cr. 3
Personality Theories, Models and Measures
Theories of personality and their utility in explaining or predicting behavior and cognition, general models of personality and personality measures. Prerequisites: 12 credits in psychology including PSY 231 and 232 and MTH 205.
PSY 403/503 Cr. 3
This course focuses on selected topics in the area of clinical and abnormal psychology and is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of advanced current issues in the field. It helps prepare undergraduate or graduate students for the field of human services by offering additional information beyond that conveyed in the abnormal psychology course on the diagnosis and treatment of a number of psychological disorders. Prerequisite: PSY 304. Offered occasionally.
PSY 410/510 Cr. 3
Advanced Developmental Psychology
An in-depth study of important topics in developmental psychology. Relevant theories and recent research in social development, cognitive development, moral development, language development, and emotional development will be evaluated. Prerequisites: PSY 210, 231, 232, and MTH 205; or consent of instructor. Offered
PSY 420/520 Cr. 3
Advanced Research Methods
An advanced course in the quantitative and logical aspects of statistical analysis, interpretation and design of behavioral science research and experimentation. Major emphasis is on the conceptual rather than the computational aspects of quantitative methods. Recommended for those planning graduate work in psychology or related fields. Prerequisites: PSY 231, 232, six additional credits in psychology; MTH 205.
PSY 426/526 Cr. 3
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors
Study of the personality characteristics of indi-viduals experiencing substance abuse, dependency, and compulsive behaviors such as eating disorders and gambling. The focus will be on abuse as a maladaptive response to the demands of life. Special topics will include consumptive patterns, level of dependence, neurological status, assessment, and contemporary treatment techniques. Prerequisites: PSY 100 and 304.
PSY 435/535 Cr. 3
A course examining contemporary theories, models, and related experimental research concerning human mental processes. Topics include acquisition of information, memory, thinking, decision-making and language. Prerequisites: PSY 231, 232; MTH 205.
PSY 436/536 Cr. 3
Psychology of Language
An introductory course in psycholinguistics concerned with the comprehension, production and acquisition of language. Other topics include: language and thought, reading, writing, bilingualism, figurative language, metalinguistic skills,and the neuro-psychology of language. Prerequisites: PSY 100 and junior standing. Offered occasionally.
PSY 441/541 Cr. 3
Advanced Social Psychology
The course will provide coverage of methodology and statistics most frequently encountered in social psychology and cover topics both of classic and current interest such as stereotypes and prejudice, medical social psychology, environmental psychology, social interdependence, leadership, and power. Prerequisites: grade of B or better in PSY 341 or SOC 330, PSY 231, 232; MTH 205. Offered occasionally.
PSY 451/551 Cr. 3
Principles and procedures for the psychological measurement of human differences. This course examines the development, quantitative interpretation, uses, distinctive and desired characteristics of tests of intelligence, aptitudes, achievement, occupational interests and personality. Prerequisites: PSY 100, MTH 205 and six additional credits in psychology. PSY 231 and 232 are recommended.
PSY 710 Cr. 2-3
Educational Psychology:Human Development
This course explores human development with an emphasis on issues which are relevant to establishing effective conditions for successful learning in school contexts. Topics include: developmental theories, individual differences, multiple influences on developmental processes, multicultural and gender issues, and early experiences. Prerequisite: admission to a program leading to certification in a school related profession.
PSY/EFN 711 Cr. 3
Psychology of Human Exceptionalities
Nature and needs of exceptional persons: intellectual deviations, learning disabilities, emotional and social deviations, sensory impairments, speech and language disorders and physical and health impairments. (Cross-listed with EFN; may only earn credit in PSY or EFN.) Offered occasionally.
PSY 712 Cr. 3
Development of the Young Child
An in-depth study of important theories, research, and issues related to development during the first six years of life. Implications of theories and research are examined with respect to facilitating development of both normal and handicapped children. Prerequisites: PSY 310 and 710. Offered occasionally.
PSY 713 Cr. 3
An examination of the development of cognition from infancy through adolescence. Theoretical perspectives, empirical research, and educational implications, related to the development of knowing, will be surveyed. Prerequisites: graduate standing and PSY 310 or equivalent. Offered occasionally.
PSY 714 Cr. 3
The Hurried Child
Many children and adolescents are being forced to take on the physical, psychological, and social behavior of adulthood before they are prepared to do so. Attention is given to parental influences, school, and the media and pressures for academic, interpersonal, and extracurricular achievement. Methods for handling these pressures and stresses are discussed. Offered occasionally.
PSY 717 Cr. 3
Behavior Disorders in Children
Psychological aspects of behavioral disorders in children. Includes the study of etiology, symptoms and treatment of behavior disorders in children.
PSY 720 Cr. 2
An in-depth exploration of critical issues which surface during adolescence. Topics include psychological correlates of puberty, changes in cognition, adolescent sexuality, identity formation, diversity among adolescents, and problems experienced by young people. Emphasis is placed on relating these issues to professional contexts, expecially schools. Offered occasionally.
PSY 752 Cr. 3
Assessment and Remediation:Learning and Behavior Problems I
This course is designed to teach the student how to engage in assessment activities that will result in effective planning of educational interventions for students who have difficulty with school learning. Students completing the course should be prepared to engage in appropriate assessment procedures to provide the necessary information for both educational placement and instructional programming decisions. Assessment methods studied in this course are particularly applicable for students classified as mildly handicapped and often labeled as learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, or educable mentally retarded. Prerequisite: PSY 451/ 551.
PSY 753 Cr. 3
Assessment and Remediation:Learning and Behavior Problems II
Prescriptive teaching and individualization of instruction in reading, arithmetic, and other subject areas. Observation and participation in a practicum experience with children. Prerequisite: PSY 752.
PSY 754 Cr. 2
Concepts and Applications of Pupil Services
Study of pupil services as an integrative conceptual model guiding the application of a variety of services for pupils in schools. Prerequisites: nine graduate credits and consent of instructor.
PSY 756 Cr. 3
Early Childhood Assessment
This course will provide an in-depth review of best practices of formal and informal assessment techniques in early childhood. Such techniques will be discussed in context to the four major functions of assessment: screening, diagnosis/eligibility, program planning, and program evaluation. The course will focus on procedural considerations in assessing cognition, motor skills, communication, play, socialization, behavior, and adaptive skills in early childhood. Issues of test development, standardization, reliability, validity, and report writing will also be explored. The challenges of assessing young children and meeting the ongoing needs of the child and family will be addressed. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Offered summer session.
PSY 757 Cr. 2
Intellectual Assessment:Theory and Applications
History, theory, test standardization, research and applications of current major individual intelligence measures.
Prerequisite: PSY 451/551.
PSY 759 Cr. 3
Models of personality assessment. Reliability, validity and applications of personality, cognitive and behavioral measures. Planning, collecting and integrating data. Outlining and writing reports. Emphasis on assessing behavioral and emotional problems in children and youth. Prerequisites: PSY 402/502, 752, 775, and
PSY/EFN 770 Cr. 2-3
Educational Psychology:Learning and Instruction
Consideration of psychological principles, concepts, processes, and interpretations of human learning and related empirical evidence. Emphasis is given to those most relevant to establishing effective conditions for instruction and learning in schools. Prerequisite: admission to a program leading to certification in a school related occupation. (Cross-listed with EFN; may only earn credit in PSY or EFN.)
PSY 771 Cr. 1
Study and practice of the concepts and skills involved in the interview process.
PSY 772 Cr. 3
Counseling and Therapy Methods
Focus on an integrative framework for major theoretical views and methods for use in counseling and therapy. Includes lab and field supervised experiences in individual and group therapy. Prerequisite: PSY 402/502.
PSY 775 Cr. 2
Research, theory and applications of cognitivebehavioral interventions. Includes direct service to clients and consulting services to help teachers, parents and others develop and implement cognitivebehavioral programs for those under their care. Prerequisite: PSY 335
PSY 776 Cr. 2-3
Psychological Consultation in the Schools
Theory and research in psychological consultation, particularly in educational institutions. Includes interpersonal processes, consultation styles and types of services for children, teachers and systems. Methods of consulting with teachers, parents and administrators.
PSY 780 Cr. 1-3
Seminar in Psychology
Reading and discussion of selected topics, current trends, and issues in professional psychology. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Repeatable for credit maximum 9.
PSY 795 Cr. 1-3
Directed Study in Psychology
Directed readings or presentation of psycho-logical material not available in formal departmental courses. Repeatable for credit maximum 4.
Psychology School Psychology (SPY)
SPY 700 Cr. 1-2
School Psychology: Role and Function
The professional function of school psychologists. This course covers the roles of school psychologists; the history of school psychology; legal and ethical issues; issues related to diversity; current issues and research in the field.
SPY 758 Cr. 3
Individual Intellectual Assessment: Laboratory
Development of skills in the administration and interpretation of current major individual intelligence measures such as the Wechsler Scales, using a competency based model. The course stresses initial development of assessment, feedback, and basic report writing skills. In addition to class meetings, students must test during the school day. Prerequisites: PSY 451/551 and concurrent enrollment in PSY 757.
SPY 761 Cr. 2
Research and Seminar in School Psychology
Consideration of current research and problems in school psychology. The student must complete an acceptable seminar paper and make an oral presentation of the topic to the faculty.
SPY 762 Cr. 3
Supervised Practicum I in School Psychology
Supervised practice in the application of
psycho-educational skills in a school setting. Prerequisites: SPY 758 and acceptance into the school psychology program.
SPY 763 Cr. 3
Supervised Practicum II in School Psychology
Supervised practice in the application of psycho-educational skills in a school setting. Advanced field work in assessment, intervention, consultation and pupil services.
Prerequisite: SPY 762.
SPY 764 Cr. 3
Supervised Practicum III in School Psychology
Supervised experience in a school, clinic or agency involving the role and function of a school psychologist. Prerequisite: SPY 763.
SPY 792 Cr. 2-4
Advanced Graduate Research
An individual research project which is supervised by a member of the psychology department. A written paper will be presented to the faculty and will be of a quality for publication and/or a professional presentation. Prerequisites: masters degree and PSY 520. Repeatable for credit maximum 4.
SPY 795 Cr. 1-2
Directed readings or presentation of material not available in formal departmental courses. Repeatable for credit maximum 4.
SPY 796 Cr. 1-3
Professional Topics and Practices in School Psychology
Contemporary topics emphasizing current research, developments and issues in school
psychology. Prerequisite: SPY 700. Repeatable for credit maximum 6.
SPY 797 Cr. 3
Internship in School Psychology
An intense and diverse professional experience in school psychology for a minimum of 600 hours for 3 credits under the supervision of an experienced school psychologist and a university supervisor and within training guidelines defined by the training program. Activities include assessment, interventions, consulting, pupil services, proper administrative procedures and applied projects. Prerequisites: certification as a Provisional School Psychologist and completion of contractual arrangements with the program coordinator. Repeatable for credit maximum 6
SPY 801 Cr. 3
Completion of an independent research project and thesis under the direction of three graduate faculty members. Approved topics must be in an area related to School Psychology. Prerequisites: PSY 420/520 and SPY 795. Requires instructors consent. Instructors consent contingent on the written approval of three graduate faculty to serve as committee members.